Video: Condor's updated and lighter Super Acciaio

Condor launched an updated Super Acciaio with a new Columbus Spirit tubeset at the Cycle Show the other week

by David Arthur @davearthur   October 7, 2013  

There is still life in steel, as this brand new Super Acciaio from London's Condor Cycles demonstrates. Introduced two years ago, the race-ready steel frame has undergone a significant change for 2014, switching to a Columbus Spirit tubeset, dropping the weight for a 55cm frame by 200g. A new Columbus carbon fork has shed a further 75g.

They've tweaked the profile of the main tubes to keep the high stiffness level of the previous frame, with a flat-sided top tube and a bi-ovalised down tube to create a larger interface with the tapered head tube. A new Grammy Slim fork from Columbus saves a further chunk of weight - it's a full monocoque carbon fork with tapered steerer tube and carbon dropouts.

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The bottom bracket is still an oversized BB30 design, but it’s now machined from a single chunk of steel. The previous frame has a separate sleeve welded inside. The chainstays are noticeably curved, dropping down quite a bit in the centre.

http://road.cc/sites/default/files/imagecache/galleria_900_nocrop/images/Cycle%20Show%202013%20first%20look%20faves/condor%20super%20acciaio%20downtube.JPG

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I have the Fratello, but I would love to add this to my still small collection. Looks top! Applause

posted by condor_rider_1988 [35 posts]
7th October 2013 - 9:52

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Genesis, Starley or Condor - too difficult to decide!

posted by Pauldmorgan [188 posts]
7th October 2013 - 12:48

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I really wanted one of these, but ended up with a Kinesis Granfondo Ti off ebay as I wanted a year round bike. This is still on the top of my lottery win list! The pictures don't do it credit, it's a beautiful work of art.

Carpe Diem ab absentis: seize the day off

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posted by Coodsta [107 posts]
7th October 2013 - 14:07

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